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Choreographer turns actor

Acting seems to be the passion of choreographers. The likes of Prabhu Deva and Lawrence Raghavendra made it as actors. Joiing them is Cool Jayanth. Having worked in over 400 films, Cool Jayanth will take up acting now. His Tamil debut Yo Yo, is rumoured to also star actresses Riya Sen and Andrea in the lead roles. Malayalam actor Lal ...

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Navya Nair is back

Navya Nair carved a niche for herself in Kollywood and Mollywood, before she took a break from acting thanks to her marriage. Now the talented actress is back to stand in front of the camera. The talented actress will play Manju, a Plus Two teacher in a upcoming Malayalam movie titled ‘Scene 1: Nammude Veedu’, which is being produced by ...

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Ilayaraja's song in Olympics

Ilayaraja is credited with taking Tamil film music to great heights. He is proving it once again now, as a yesteryear song of him has been selected to be played in the inaugural show of Olympics. According to reports, the song ‘Naandhaan Ungappanda…’ from the 1981 film ‘Ram Lakshman’, starring Kamal Haasan and Sripriya in lead roles, features among the ...

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Vivek all smiles

Vivek is on a high thanks to the accolades his performance in the recently released Murattu Kaalai won. ‘I am indebted to everyone who had helped me,’ he says. The ace comedian, who played the role of a transgender in the movie, says, ‘I did a lot of research before shooting for the film. There is no truth an allegation ...

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KRG passes away

Noted film producer KRG passed away in Chennai on Tuesday evening. He died due to a massive heart attack. He was 73 and is survived by wife and a daughter. KRG had produced over 75 films including Rajnikanth starrer Thudikum Karangal and Johnny. He produced Kamal Haasan’s films like Sigappu Rojakal and Kadal Meengal. He made movies such as Nenjil ...

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Sasikumar bereaved

Actor-director-producer M Sasikumar’s father Mahalingam has breathed his last. The 69-year-old passed away at his native place Thamaraipatti in Madurai, it is learnt. Mahalingam is survived by three sons and a daughter. On coming to know that he is no more, Sasikumar’s friends and colleagues in the industry have expressed their shock and condolence. It is said Mahalingam’s cremation will ...

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Andrea's big ticket

Besides Viswaroopam, ANdrea has also completed shooting for Thirupangal. It is directed by Saradha Ramanathan who made off-beat movies like Singaram, which won three National Awards is also ready to hit the screens. The film has Nanda and 13-year-old girl Dharini in the lead. This time Sarada is investigating child trafficking, which is one of the biggest rackets listed by ...

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Rahman to work with Prabhu Deva?

After making two action-packed ‘masala’ films, choreographer-turned-director Prabhu Deva is said to be gearing up to make a musical love story this time, but in Hindi. Prabhu Deva had made his debut in Bollywood as a director with Salman Khan-starrer Wanted is basking in the success of his second film – Akshay Kumar-starrer Rowdy Rathore, which was released recently. Now, ...

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KB wants to do low-budget movies

He has crossed 80 years. He may have won many laurels including the coveted ‘Dadasaheb Phalke’ award for his immense contribution to Indian cinema . But still he is young at heart and wants to do more films. That is veteran filmmaker K Balachander. Taking part in the audio launch of Arohanam, directed by actress Lakshmi Ramakrishnan, in Chennai on ...

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Billa 2 postponed

The release of Billa 2, which was expected this Friday (June 22), has been delayed. This is due to delay in completing Censor formalities and making the prints ready before June 22, it is said. ‘Distributors and theatre owners have been informed about the decision. The film is expected to hit the screens next Friday (June 29),’ sources say. Produced ...

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